Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca has confirmed loanee Callum Doyle has suffered a serious long-term injury, as confirmed by journalist Owynn Palmer-Atkin.
The 19-year-old has been ever present in the Foxes’ defence so far this season but is now set to sit out for a lengthy period after sustaining an injury at the weekend.
His start to the season
The England U21s international began his Foxes career against his former side Coventry City on the opening day of the season, before featuring an additional seven times in the Championship but was substituted halfway through their 1-0 win against Bristol City.
Doyle has also made two further appearances in the cup, featuring in victories against Burton Albion and Tranmere Rovers. He also scored on his England U21s debut earlier this month.
It’s been a dream return to the Championship so far for Leicester City as they sit top of the table after eight league games.
The Foxes have won seven of their eight league games so far this season, with their only defeat coming against an in-form Hull City side. However, they are only ahead of Ipswich Town on goal difference but are back in league action on Sunday as they travel to Blackburn Rovers.
What’s been said?
Journalist Owynn Palmer-Atkin has confirmed via a post on Twitter that the defender has suffered a “long-term” injury but the club are yet to confirm the nature of the injury or indeed how long he will be sidelined.
Doyle has been a key part of Leicester’s start to the Championship season, fresh from his heroics for Coventry City last season but has now suffered a serious injury blow.
The Foxes have options but Doyle played in a position that Leicester City don’t have a lot of options in at this stage of the season. Therefore, it will be intriguing to see who replaces Doyle in the upcoming matches.